Friday, May 24, 2013

Mercy by Rebecca Lin

Disclaimer: I bought this book to read for myself and to give it an honest opinion.

Author: Rebecca Lin
Pages: 280
Publishing Date: October 19, 2010
Publisher: Disney Press

Mercy is an exile from heaven with shattered memories of who she used to be. She's doomed to "wake" repeatedly on earth, each time in a new body, and assuming a new life. During the day she survives in the human world on instinct, and at night her dreams are haunted by her lost love, who pleads with her to find him. This time is different. When Mercy wakes up she meets Ryan, an eighteen-year-old reeling from the loss of his twin sister, Lauren, who was kidnapped two years ago. Only Mercy and Ryan believe his sister is still alive. For the first time she can remember, Mercy has a purpose: she can help. So she doesn't understand why the man in her dreams cautions her not to interfere. But as Ryan and Mercy come closer to solving the mystery of Lauren's disappearance, danger looms just one step behind. Will Mercy be able to harness her extraordinary power in time? The first in a dazzling new series, Mercy masterfully weaves romance, mystery, and the supernatural into a spellbinding tale that readers will devour.

My Take
This cover caught my eye as I snatched it up! The story itself I just liked it. It did take me a little time to get into Mercy. Angels are the name of this game which was different for me to read. I tend to read this genre once in a blue moon.

Anyways, Mercy is her name. That is what she calls herself since she cannot remember her name. Although the one things she does remember is a haunting man name Luc who appears in her dreams and promises to be reunited. She often finds herself in new places and bodies as she soul jacks a person. All she knows is she has been going to one person's shell to another and has very faint memories of who she'd been. Mercy also has a power where she can touch a person and see into them of their thoughts and incidents that make them who they are. After learning of this about Mercy it made me wonder why she was in this "doomed" status.

The body Mercy is in is named Carmen. Carmen is a foster child who is in with a family that has their daughter Lauren missing for two years now. Mercy is curious about this. Ryan, who is Lauren's brother is still trying to figure out what happened to her. Mercy joins in Ryan in his hunt of clues and interviewing people. They try to put the pieces together. Suspense hits the spot along with romance and supernatural elements.

At the end of the book it wraps untangles Lauren's disappearance in a nice way. Although it does make you feel a bit sad for Mercy because she has to leave the boy she cared about. The ending did leave me curious. I may try to get the second book.

Go get this book, if you want something different to read!

Good Reads

Cover: A
Story: B


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